Ampleforth Abbey

25 February 2018

Live Streaming of the Divine Office 

As Benedictines, celebrating the Divine Office as a Community in the Monastic Choir is at the heart of our life.

We often share the Divine Office with others: students from our schools, day visitors and those who come to Ampleforth to make a retreat.

You can now share in the prayer of the monks at Ampleforth each day, by listening to a live stream of the Divine Office from this website, at the following page:

Some of the Offices (services) which are available are:

Lauds (7.15am, Sundays 8am)

The second office of the day. This is Morning Prayer, and the tone is celebratory, full of praise and thanksgiving. It lasts about 25 minutes.

Vespers (6pm, Sundays 6.20pm)

Evening Prayer, sung in Latin, in Gregorian Chant. It lasts about 25-30 minutes.

Compline (8.15pm)

This is Night Prayer. It begins with a reading from the Rule of Our Holy Father Benedict. All the psalms, readings and prayers are about protection, safety and the love of God. It lasts 15 minutes, ending with an antiphon to Our Lady in Gregorian Chant.


For more information about all our services and a 'day in the life of a monk', see this page.